Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William ShatnerLeonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.
Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life.
As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.
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William Shatner Captain Kirk has had a difficult relationship with all his former co-stars from Star Trek. Most notably, he's had an on-going and public feud with George Takei. However, in , Shatner revealed that his friendship with Nimoy had ended and the two didn't communicate for five years before his death. Nimoy and Shatner's relationship goes back all the way to the s. The relationship between the two soured when Spock quickly became the most popular character on the show. The two clashed often over the fact that Shatner played the heroic captain, but Nimoy was more popular with viewers.
The year-old who played Captain Kirk spoke of the continued feelings of loss he has experienced since the death of Leonard Nimoy who played closely alongside him as Mr Spock. He boldly went where no man had gone before, rocketing to stardom and enjoying meteoric fame as Star Trek icon Captain James Tiberius Kirk. But life for William Shatner is not how he knew it. In the three years since the death of Leonard Nimoy, who played his highly logical sidekick Mr Spock, a little of the joy has gone out of his life. He was the brother I never had.
While promoting the memoir, Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man , Shatner has further shared his thoughts on Nimoy and the effect he had on his life following the actor's death in February In a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter , Shatner elaborated on his time spent with Nimoy and how they grew closer after the completion of Star Trek starring in films together reprising their roles as Kirk and Spock. The two had a falling out later in Nimoy's life that led to Shatner being unable to communicate with him during his battle with end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As Shatner explained on Today , he was certain their argument would "blow over. Entertainment News. By Wade Sheridan. Shatner has penned a new book detailing the duo's long friendship.
Nimoy, then 82, had agreed to the gig in order to publicise the dangers of smoking.
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By creating an account, you verify that you are at least 13 years of age, and have read and agree to the Comicbook. That controversy centered on William Shatner, who did not attend the ceremony. Shatner has addressed this in his new book, sharing his thoughts about his former friend.